Bug 81562 - dvips -R0 Failure to execute command
Summary: dvips -R0 Failure to execute command
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 71650
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-10 15:21 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:05 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-10 15:21:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
dvips fails to execute an embedded command even with option -R0


[jarioksa@pc112145 biogeo]$ dvips -R0 -q -o hm.ps prosptest2.dvi
dvips: Failure to execute /usr/local/bin/bmeps -p2 -er8 figs/florareg.png;

I found a discussion about this in the Debian lists, where it was identified as
a bug (Debian bug #156406). The suggested cure didn't work in my case, when I
tried with the following patch (or then I mucked up with using rpmbuild and
editing the spec file so that this was not applied):

--- teTeX-1.0/texk/dvipsk/output.c.orig 2003-01-10 12:55:43.000000000 +0200
+++ teTeX-1.0/texk/dvipsk/output.c      2003-01-10 12:56:29.000000000 +0200
@@ -174,7 +174,7 @@
       if (_osmode == OS2_MODE) {
       if (secure == 0)
-         f = popen(s, FOPEN_RBIN_MODE) ;
+         f = popen(s, "r") ;
 #ifdef OS2

cheers, Jari Oksanen
Oulu, Finland

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put in LaTeX file an instruction to execute a command, such as:
\DeclareGraphicsRule{.png}{eps}{.bb}{`cat #1}

2. Run latex
3. dvips -R0 the output dvi

Actual Results:  Get a message like above:
dvips: Failure to execute...

Expected Results:  dvips to execute the command (like documented for -R0 switch)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-01-10 15:25:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 71650 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:05 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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